Our lab’s mission is to pursue collaborative, rigorous, reproducible, and accessible science to enhance knowledge of:

  • Human movement and its awe-inspiring, dynamic complexity in neurotypical and neuro-divergent individuals
  • How the brain contributes to individual differences in sensory and motor engagement and changes during maturation, learning, and experience
  • How movement patterns influence an individual’s participation in meaningful activities (i.e., occupations).

Lab in the News

  • Way to go, 2nd Year OTDs, on your poster session!

    Our awesome 2nd Year Occupational Therapy Doctoral students presented their work at the OT program’s poster session. Their project investigated sensorimotor differences and motor skills in children with autism (ASD) and ADHD and children with …

  • We’re much better at research than we are at bowling…

    We might not be great at bowling, but our lab knows how to use those motor skills and make a good effort! In celebration of the end of the semester and all that we have …

  • Congratulations, Dr. Olivia Surgent!

    This week Olivia successfully defended her dissertation to her committee, earning her PhD! Her dissertation project focused on grip strength and its neural correlates in children with and without autism. Her work has been central …

  • Emily Satterlund stopped by for a visit!

    Our former Research Intern Emily Satterlund (third from the left) came back to visit lab! Emily is almost halfway through her first year at the University of Michigan Medical School. She played a huge part …

  • Emily Skaletski successfully defended her proposal!

    On Thursday 11/10, our PhD candidate Emily Skaletski successfully defended her dissertation proposal to her committee! Her proposal centers around how participation in activities might impact the relation between features of autism and ADHD and …

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